Meet Jordan Collins, Team Manager Environmental, AM/NS Calvert
Jordan Collins is the Environmental Team Manager for AM/NS Calvert (formerly ThyssenKrupp Steel USA) in Calvert, AL. He received his Master of Science in Environmental Management from Samford University and a Master of Science in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management from Eastern Kentucky University. He has worked at AM/NS Calvert since November of 2010 and is responsible for environmental certifications and compliance and overseeing the preservation of wetlands on the AM/NS property.
While not at work, Jordan enjoys golf and spending time with his family fishing local waters from Fish River to Mobile Bay. “Our local environment is incredibly diverse, and I’m looking forward to teaching my newborn son about our local waters,” says Collins.
While AM/NS Calvert is notable for its state-of-the-art technology and its annual production capacity of 5.3 million tons of steel, it is also known for its environmentally minded construction and design. As the largest newly built steel facility in the United States in 40 years, located just 30 miles north of Mobile, Alabama, great care was taken during its construction to ensure its environmental sustainability.
AM/NS Calvert is located on the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, the second largest river delta and wetland in the United States. Each year, it is estimated that 90 percent of the resident birds in the Eastern United States use its bottomlands. With this in mind, facility developers undertook extraordinary efforts in protecting and improving the environment while developing the 4,000 acre site, earning the company a PEP Environmental Stewardship Award. These efforts, led by local professionals, included the largest purchase of wetland mitigation credits in the history of the State, the improvement of hundreds of acres of on-site wetland buffer areas, the perpetual protection of preserved on-site wetlands, and the construction of an improved stream bed on the north edge of the property.
In addition, the plant was constructed with the best available controls for pollution prevention, and the facility is certified to the ISO14001 Environmental Management System standard, which is used as the framework to manage environmental impacts and minimize pollution.
“Water is essential to the steelmaking process, so we make sure that we respect these natural resources through strict environmental procedures and some the latest environmental technologies available,” says Jordan Collins, Environmental Team Manager, AM/NS Calvert.
“I’m fortunate to work for a company that is committed to making steel production more sustainable at every stage,” says Collins. “We work daily to reduce carbon emissions in the entire lifecycle of steel, improving water management at our operations, and recycling residual products.”